Saturday, March 16, 2013

Big Cocks and Shamrocks....Oh My!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!!!!

I hope you remembered to wear green cause you're hanging with The Cabal today and we do pinch. Just saying. :)

If you're pausing at my blog that must mean you've made it through most of my cohorts in mania -- aka The Cabal of Hotness. I've gotta say these ladies are some of the nicest, craziest and most talented writers I've had the pleasure of hanging with. I feel truly blessed to be amongst the insanity on a daily basis. I never know what is going to hit my inbox--and that makes the duty of checking email worth doing. Every. Single. Day.

In case you don't know, I'm Kinky Hotness within the Cabal. We formed at RomantiCon this past year and have had a blast writing the Fondled & Gobbled stories. Because of prior commitments I didn't have a story in the first set of books, but no worries. There's a wild one coming your way in the next round. :)

I could rattle on for quite a while but I think I'll just ask y'all a question instead. hehe....

My 40th birthday is coming up in a few days. Yeah, I know. I'm not looking forward to it either. I've already partied an entire weekend and gallivanted across Texas while doing so. That was fun. But...any thoughts on how to spend the actual day? Other than the evil day job that must suck its 8 hours from my existence. hehe

Have a great one!

Make sure to check out the next ladies on the hop. They're wild, crazy and a blast to hang with. I'm #10 in the list in case you've lost your place. Take a few drinks with you for the road. *tosses green margaritas, green mojitos and green apple martinis. Sorry, I know it should be beer but I'm a liquor sort of gal :)

Make sure to come back soon! I've got a release coming out April 3rd and will have a huge giveaway going on. Once I figure out what to give away. Let me know if you have suggestions. :)

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Taking Control Back

Now that 2013 is well under way it occurred to me that in my daunting list of typical goals and objectives I'm bound to fail at miserably that I failed to grasp exactly why so many of those rather innocuous things were on the list. This upcoming year is a rebirth or rebuilding of sorts for me that came about as a result of a late-night break-in and assault which occurred toward the end of 2011.

While I've been told everyone handles these sort of situations differently, I know the way I chose to handle mine wasn't optimal. Far from it. I was emotionally dead and for at least a year didn't really give a darn what happened around me. I did everything conceivable to make myself unapproachable and uninteresting. I was dutifully trudging through life as though it were a list of things I had to do. I breathed, but didn't live.

One of those chores was the 2012 RomantiCon event thrown by my publisher, Ellora's Cave. I arrived ready to smile when spoken to and more or less lurk within the corners and wait for Monday morning to arrive where I could go back to my safe sanctuary and lock myself away for another year.

Ha.

Anyone who's ever been to RomantiCon can probably confirm one thing I learned real quick--there is no shadow to hide in. They might as well hold it in a circular room because once you step into the hotel you enter an environment where you're immediately immersed in friendships that hadn't existed before. More importantly, you realize that you aren't alone in the writing bubble.

Thanks to the friendships formed over the course of those few days I'm finally chipping away at the walls I'd erected. They stood no chance of surviving. I knew that the moment I dove head first into the craziness that is The Cabal of Hotness.

2013 is 1/4 completed but it's time to re-situate my priorities and take a firmer control over the course my life has taken.

Brace yourselves because something tells me the rest of 2013 is going to be awesome. :)